Query Letters

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 0 comments

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about query letters recently. Of course there are many strategies and formulas, the following is what has worked for me. For the most part, a query letter and a cover letter are the same thing, but there are subtle differences.┬áTraditionally a cover letter accompanies a manuscript to […]

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Get Published

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 0 comments

You want to get published, but what sort of publishing are you after: traditional publishing or self-publishing? There’s a big difference between the two and it’s important to put your business hat on and learn the different models to determine which will serve you best. Traditional publishers pay for editing, cover design, printing, PR, sales […]

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WOW and WORD Vancouver

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 | 0 comments

This weekend Cathy Earle is hosting her annual Women Only Weekend (WOW) at Sun Peaks Resort and she very kindly asked me to be a speaker. She’s worked hard to create a memorable weekend in the mountains and I have a suspicion a fun time will be had by all! http://wowsunpeaks.com Plus, WORD Vancouver invited […]

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Style

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Style is an expansive, subjective concept. We may be referring to the style of a time in history, the style of a genre, the style of a country, the style of an individual writer, or the style of a particular period in a writer’s life. It’s vast. By definition, style is how the writer uses […]

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Delicious Sentences: Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | 0 comments

As I see it, to be a better writer I must be able to write better sentences. Whether writing or editing, I need to keep raising the bar and be conscious of my next evolution. Sentences put ideas together and whether you’re writing a blog or your family’s history, one of the first goals is […]

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